The med ball slam is a great exercise to develop speed and power. It’s easy to learn and fun to perform.
Begin with your feet hip-with apart. Press the ball over head, keeping your core braced – this will prepare your body to transfer power. As you throw the ball stick your hips back (knees slightly bent) and allow your torso to lean forward and follow the ball. We want to utilize our legs to get the most our of each throw.
Avoid over extending your spine as you reach the ball overhead. This creates an unstable position that will make the throw less powerful.
Med ball slams can also be used a conditioning tool. It quickly raises your heart rate and is safe to perform while fatigued.